Hey everyone! I'm new here. I'm a programmer who used to draw a lot, and I'm working on a multi-user digital painting web app. It's pretty much gonna be like GIMP or Krita but in a web browser.

It's called egaku and it's free software on a AGPLv3 license.

Website at egaku.io/

Patreon at patreon.com/egakuio

Slack room invite: goo.gl/CEBDXV

I'd like to get in touch with anyone who's interested.

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Whoa! Tons of retoots. That's a good start, even if no one's actually saying anything, lol

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@thor I think it might be because you didn't ask specifically what you're looking to hear about, since this is a mostly art instance people might be thinking that you're looking for programmers to pitch in, so while people think your project is interesting they might not think that they have anything to contribute. uvu

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@EmergencyBattle I tried to not narrow it down so much... I just want to feel that what I'm doing is meaningful to people. Simply expressing interest or saying hello or asking about the project is like an amazing gift to me.

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@EmergencyBattle I always miss something when I try to reach out... Obvious somethings... Communicating is so hard, but I try.

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@thor I think you're doing fine, it might just take a moment for people to reach out. Especially when it's project related people who aren't (professional) developers tend to think that they don't have much to contribute and might stay silent because they think the dev might be bothered. If you keep talking about your project and sometimes ask questions where people can have opinions without it being super "programmer-y" I'm sure people will answer eventually u7u )9

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⚒️Thor, the Norseman⚒️
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@EmergencyBattle I've noticed that people who have interesting things going on tend to be a bit on the hermit side of things. I'm not sure why. I'm a bit of a freak. I'm people-powered.

@thor Hmm, I'm not sure I agree. I think it's more that programming is an activity that takes concentration, so the work in itself might take bouts of isolation so it's something that might appeal to introverts because it's work you can do on your own so they might start solo projects, but there's plenty of extrovert programmers who work in teams. They just often don't stand out quite as much because other parts of the teams tend to be on the PR side of projects, so you don't notice them quite as much.

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@EmergencyBattle Well, this is true. But I'm talking about other things than programming too, like art, and I'm not so much talking in a professional team context, but Internet creators. I mean, Internet creators with interesting projects are hard to reach. If they even reply to you, it's usually very brief. That's my experience anyhow, and I'm the complete opposite of that. I'm keen to talk to people.

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@EmergencyBattle You somehow get the impression that some of them built a fandom or community without really reaxhing out. It's almost like some of them enjoy being a bit unreachable, because it makes people want to reach them even more. I don't know. It's just a feeling I'm left with at times.

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